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Course Descriptions


CHIN 101: Chinese I

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement into ENGL 099
AND
-Placement at READ 091

A beginning course in Chinese focusing on the development of basic communicative skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The dialect taught is Mandarin, and the course is designed for students who have had no prior exposure to the Chinese language. The course includes basic vocabulary, essentials of Chinese grammar and syntax, correct pronunciation and intonation, and the use of speech patterns. Additionally, knowledge and understanding of the cultures of the Chinese-speaking world play an integral part in the learning process. 4 credit hours

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

CHIN 102: Chinese II

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of CHIN 101 with a grade of C or better OR
-Pass CHIN 101 proficiency exam OR
-Permission of division dean
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101
AND
-Placement at college level reading

This course is the second course at the beginning level in Chinese, focusing on further development of basic communicative skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The dialect taught is Mandarin, and the course is designed for students who have had CHIN 101 Beginning Chinese I or equivalent. The course includes basic vocabulary, essentials of Chinese grammar and syntax, and the use of speech patterns. Additionally, knowledge and understanding of the cultures of the Chinese-speaking world play an integral part in the learning process. 4 credit hours

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

CHIN 201: Chinese III

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of CHIN 102 with a grade of C or better OR
-Pass CHIN 102 proficiency exam OR
-Permission of division dean
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101
AND
-Placement at college level reading

This course is the first course at the intermediate level in Chinese, the Mandarin dialect, focusing on conversation combined with a further study of grammatical and syntactic rules to develop communicative skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. 4 credit hours

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Humanities

CHIN 202: Chinese IV

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of CHIN 201 with a grade of C or better OR
-Pass CHIN 201 proficiency exam OR
-Permission of division dean
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101
AND
-Placement at college level reading

This course is the second course at the intermediate level in the Mandarin dialect of Chinese, focusing on conversation combined with further study of grammatical and syntactic rules and of cultural elements in order to develop communicative skills in listening, speaking, reading, writing, which are necessary for everyday life. 4 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - H1 900

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.